While many of you are already committed to a healthier lifestyle, others are still seeking new ways to include more healthy alternatives as part of their every day routine. A balanced diet paired with regular exercise is the best way to make your health a priority, but sticking to healthy foods isn’t always as easy as it sounds. What if we told you that there was a way to still enjoy some of the foods you love, without compromising your health-first focus?
It’s true! You can still maintain a balanced diet without restricting flavors, with the key word here being “balanced.” You can choose foods that provide your body with the necessary nutrients and vitamins by making healthy swaps…like substituting allulose for sugar!
Sugar is yummy, there’s no doubt about that. But it can also be harmful to our bodies, especially in excess. So, does that mean when you vow to take better care of yourself that you can never have chocolate cake again?! Absolutely not! We’ve found a way for you to literally have your cake and eat it too.
By using a natural sweetener alternative, you can still satisfy your sweet tooth, without wreaking havoc on your body. Allulose is one of several natural sweeteners, and one that we’ve found to be the most flavorful substitute for regular sugar.
What is Allulose?
Allulose is the new ingredient for your sweet tooth cravings that brings the sweetness, without the consequences. This natural sweetener was initially identified in wheat, but was found to be present in some fruits, such as figs and raisins. Its flavor is very similar to traditional sugar and acts the same way at high or low temperatures, aka it’s the perfect sugar swap for baking AND frozen treats, like ice cream.
Allulose also provides only 0.2 kilocalories per gram, just 10% of the calories of sucrose. This is because it is a simple sugar, meaning it’s absorbed but not metabolized.
4 Health Benefits of Allulose
- Allulose does not produce a glycemic response, which means it does not increase glucose or insulin levels in the blood. This makes it ideal for diabetics or those who follow a Keto diet.
- While sugar can be damaging to your oral health, allulose actually protects your teeth and gums. It does not ferment in the mouth or erode enamel, making cavities a thing of the past.
- Allulose contributes to fat burning. Since it keeps blood sugar and insulin levels low, it stimulates the body and can help burn fat.
- Allulose protects your liver. A recent study showed that it suppresses the enzymes that promote the formation of liver fat.
Is Allulose Compatible For Diabetics and Keto Diets?
As we said earlier, allulose is a simple sugar that passes through only our small intestine and does so without metabolizing. That’s why its does not cause increased blood sugar or insulin levels to the extent that regular sugar does.
Thanks to this characteristic, it is completely safe for diabetics or for those who follow a keto diet, both of which pay close attention to sugar intake.
Allulose allows people to stay true to their diets while still being able to enjoy their favorite treats, like carbonated drinks, cakes, pies, rolls, ice cream and yogurt, jams, sweet sauces, syrups and even chewing gum. So here’s to your new shortcut to good health and balance—three cheers for allulose!